Free Kid’s Book from Barnes & Noble Summer 2014

July 13, 2014 by  
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This great summer promotion encourages children to read more and they they get a free book! No purchase is necessary to take part in the Summer Reading giveaway, which starts on Tuesday, May 20, and continues all summer until September 2, 2014.

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Promotion gives a kids a free book when they read any other eight books. The offer is for children in grades Grade 1 to 6, and there are no strings attached – you don’t have to buy a book from Barnes & Noble, or from anywhere at all. Read free library books if you like!

The promotion works like this:

  • Kids in Grade 1 – 6 read any eight books they like, no purchase is necessary from Barnes & Noble.
  • Download the Summer Reading Free Book Journal PDF from the barnesandnoble.com website, and the child records the names of the books they’ve read and says to whom they would recommend the book and why.
  • Take the completed passport (signed by a parent or guardian) to a Barnes & Noble store between May 20 and September 2, 2014.
  • They’re rewarded with a coupon for a FREE book, and they choose from a list of paperbacks suitable for grades 1 through 6.

The free kids’ books vary, and the choices available are listed in the summer journal.

The offer is limited to one free book per child, and runs through September 2, 2014.

If you like this, also check out the Freebies for Kids with Dion’s Club Read offer I posted about before. Smart bookworms would use the same list of books they’ve read and apply for a freebie at both Barnes & Noble and Dion’s!

–Tania


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Freebies for Kids with Dion’s Club Read

July 10, 2014 by  
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Dion’s Club Read is a great way to encourage kids to read, because they get FREE gifts in return… and maybe a chance to be Orbit’s guest at Isotopes Park!

The Dion’s Club Read program is for for preschool to 5th grade kids, running till July 25, 2014. The program is a partnership between Dion’s Pizza and the Albuquerque Isotopes, so it has a baseball theme – what’s not to love?

Here’s how it works: Pick up a scorecard brochure at a Dion’s location, or download it from the Dion’s Club Read website. After a child reads any six books of their choice (or it’s fine for parents and teachers to read books to youngsters who are still learning to read) they fill in the scorecard with the name of the books and they’ve hit a home run! The completed scorecard earns the student free gifts and a new scorecard. The child receives a different free gift for each scorecard they fill:

  • The prize for the First Home Run (the first scorecard of six books read) is a free backpack and an official Club Read T-shirt.
  • For the Second Home Run (the second scorecard of six books read) the child gets a ticket voucher to watch an Isotopes game, a coupon for a free small drink at Isotopes Park, and a new book.  They also get entered into a prize drawing.

The prize drawing is to win tickets to be Orbit’s guest at the Isotopes game with four Club Level seat tickets, plus a Dion’s Pizza, a Dion’s $20 gift card, and an autographed baseball. AND the child can make a ceremonial first pitch! How cool is that? If this doesn’t encourage kids to read, then I don’t know what will!

The Dion’s Club Read program is for preschool children through 5th grade, and it runs until Friday July 25, 2014.

All the Dion’s locations and details on how the offer works are in the brochure on the Dion’s Club Read webpage.

–Tania

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Free Amazon Prime 2-Day Shipping for College Students

August 29, 2013 by  
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If you need your text books or anything else in a hurry, the Amazon Prime service includes free two-day shipping for speedy delivery, with no minimum order. The service usually costs $79 a year, but college students joining this free Amazon Student membership program get free Amazon Prime for six monthsStudents signing up for the program by October 15, 2013, are also entered into a drawing to win $30,000 in cash.

Other Amazon Student membership benefits include student discounts and news on offers, giveaways, and promotions especially for students. It’s free to sign up for Amazon Student with free Amazon Prime, you just need to verify that you’re a current student at a college or university by providing a .edu email address. Once that .edu address is verified, use any email you choose to manage your Amazon account.

The free Amazon Prime offer does not include movie streaming, nor the Kindle Owners Lending Library to borrow books. At the end of the free six months, members are switched to a discounted Amazon Prime membership costing $39 a year – which is still a saving on the regular $79 rate, and this does include video streaming and the Kindle library. If you don’t want to be automatically upgraded, make sure you select the “do not upgrade” option during your free six months.

See all the terms, details, and benefits of the free Amazon Prime Student deal, which you can also use to order products other than books – perhaps all the kitchen stuff or electronics you’ll need to kit out your new student digs. As long as they item is eligible for Amazon Prime shipping, you’re good to go.

Existing Amazon Prime members (who are students) can still register for Amazon Student, and get a refund on the remainder of their subscription.

I’d always encourage you to support your local independent bookstore such as Bookworks and Page One, or, of course, the University of New Mexico Bookstore if you study at UNM.  But if you buy online anyway, this is a great way to save on shipping costs, especially if you need your books in a rush because you’ve left your studying till the last minute (Tsk tsk! Yeah, I know, we’ve all done it…)

NOT A STUDENT AND WANT TO TRY FREE AMAZON PRIME?

Everyone else can still try Amazon Prime with a free one month trial. The free month trial includes unlimited instant video streaming of movies and TV shows.  Be sure to cancel your subscription before the free trial ends or select “do not upgrade” once you’re registered for the freebie, if you don’t want your credit card to be automatically charged for the annual $79 subscription at the end of the trial period.

–Tania.  Note: I’ve given you my Amazon affiliate link. If you feel like sending a little love this way to help support ABQ on the Cheap, please use the link. Thanks!

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Free Kid’s Book from Barnes & Noble Summer 2013

May 20, 2013 by  
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This great summer promotion encourages children to read more and they they get a free book! No purchase is necessary to take part in the Summer Reading giveaway, which starts on Tuesday, May 21, and continues all summer until September 3, 2013.

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Promotion gives a kids a free book when they read any other eight books. The offer is for children in grades Grade 1 to 6, and there are no strings attached – you don’t have to buy a book from Barnes & Noble, or from anywhere at all. Read free library books if you like!

The promotion works like this:

  • Kids in Grade 1 – 6 read any eight books they like, no purchase is necessary from Barnes & Noble.
  • Download the Summer Reading Free Book Journal PDF from the barnesandnoble.com website, and the child records the names of the books they’ve read and says to whom they would recommend the book and why.
  • Take the completed passport (signed by a parent or guardian) to a Barnes & Noble store between May 21 and September 3, 2013.
  • They’re rewarded with a coupon for a FREE book, and they choose from a list of paperbacks suitable for grades 1 through 6.

The free kids’ books vary, and the choices available are listed in the summer journal.

The offer is limited to one free book per child, and runs through September 3, 2013.

If you like this, also check out the Freebies for Kids with Dion’s Club Read offer I posted about before. Smart bookworms would use the same list of books they’ve read and apply for a freebie at both Barnes & Noble and Dion’s!

–Tania

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Page One Customer Appreciation Day: April 27

April 25, 2013 by  
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Page One Bookstore  is throwing a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday April 27 with hot dogs, cake, and a book deal. I believe this coincides with the bookstore’s anniversary too… I reckon they’re 32 years old in Albuquerque this year!

As a writer and avid reader I’m especially keen to support our independent bookstores, and this is a very good time to be supporting Page One… especially when you can save money too. They’ve just won Best of Burque for the bookstore category.

The Page One Customer Appreciation Day  on Saturday April 27,  2013, promises free hot dogs and cake from 12 noon to 6 pm, while supplies last. According to an email, they’re also offering a deal on books all day: Buy 3 books and you get one free.

At 3 pm, during the celebration party, author Christine Barber will be reading from and signing copies of her new book: When the Devil Doesn’t Show. Barber is a former recipient of the Tony Hillerman Prize for a mystery novel.

You can also print out this Page One $5 Off Coupon to save $5 on any $30 or more purchase, whether new or used.  It’s valid till April 30, so take it along if you’re going to the birthday party! For ABQ on the Cheap readers with a smart phone or other internet enabled doohickey, you don’t even have to print this coupon. Just show it on your “web capable mobile device” to get the $5 discount.

That gives you plenty of excuses to go and be appreciated!

Looking ahead, I also notice that May 4 offers a sale on all Star Wars items for fans of the Star Wars movies. (And who isn’t?) On May 4, Page One will give a 20% discount on all Star Wars merchandise, including the cookbooks, Lego sets, the Thrawn trilogy, and whatever other Star Wars themed stuff they have in stock.

Page One Bookstoreis located at 11018 Montgomery NE

–Tania

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Freebies for Kids with Dion’s Club Read

April 25, 2013 by  
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Dion’s Club Read is a great way to encourage kids to read, because they get FREE gifts in return… and maybe a chance to be Orbit’s guest at Isotopes Park!

The Dion’s Club Read program is for for preschool to 5th grade kids, running till July 17, 2013. The program is a partnership between Dion’s Pizza and the Albuquerque Isotopes, so it has a baseball theme – what’s not to love?

Here’s how it works: Pick up a scorecard brochure at a Dion’s location, or download it from the Dion’s Club Read website. After a child reads any six books of their choice (or it’s fine for parents and teachers to read books to youngsters who are still learning to read) they fill in the scorecard with the name of the books and they’ve hit a home run! The completed scorecard earns the student free gifts and a new scorecard. The child receives a different free gift for each scorecard they fill:

  • The prize for the First Home Run (the first scorecard of six books read) is a free backpack
  • For the Second Home Run (the second scorecard of six books read) the child gets a Dion’s Club Read T-Shirt, a ticket voucher to watch an Isotopes game, a coupon for a free small drink at Isotopes Park, and a new book.  They also get entered into a prize drawing.

The prize drawing is to win tickets to be Orbit’s guest at the Isotopes game on August 23 with four Club Level seat tickets, plus a Dion’s Pizza, a Dion’s $20 gift card, and an autographed baseball. AND the child can make a ceremonial first pitch! How cool is that? If this doesn’t encourage kids to read, then I don’t know what will!

The Dion’s Club Read program is for preschool children through 5th grade, and it runs until Wednesday July 17, 2013.

All the Dion’s locations and details on how the offer works are in the brochure on the Dion’s Club Read webpage.

–Tania

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Free $2 MP3 Credit & Free Amazon Prime 2-Day Shipping for Students

January 4, 2013 by  
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Three separate deals for students and all the rest of us!

Get a free $2 MP3 credit in a limited time deal on Amazon, when you answer a question and share on Facebook, through January 10. The question at the link is how you would spend any money you save on textbooks.

In a separate deal, college students joining the free Amazon Student membership program get Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping for six months and other student perks. Amazon Prime offers two-day shipping for speedy delivery, with no minimum order, if you need your text books (or any other purchases) in a hurry.  The service usually costs $79 a year. Plus, students joining  Amazon Student before January 30 are automatically entered to win $5,000 in the College Cash Sweepstakes.

Other student benefits include discounts and news on offers and promotions, and free release-date delivery on video games, DVDs, books and other items. To sign up for the free Amazon Student with Amazon Prime, you need to verify that you’re a current student at a college or university by providing a .edu email address. Once that .edu address is verified, use any email you choose to manage your Amazon account.

The free offer does not include movie streaming, nor the Kindle Owners Lending Library to borrow books but students can choose to upgrade to a discounted $39 Amazon Prime membership, which does include access to Prime instant videos and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

At the end of the free six months, members are automatically switched to the discounted Amazon Prime membership costing $39 a year – which is still a saving on the regular $79 rate, with video streaming. If you don’t want to be automatically upgraded, make sure you select the “do not upgrade” option during your free six months.

See all the terms, details, and benefits of the Amazon Prime Student deal, which you can also use to order products other than books. Existing Amazon Prime members (who are students) can still register for Amazon Student, and get a refund on the remainder of their subscription.

I’d always encourage you to support your local independent bookstore such as Bookworks and Page One, or, of course, the University of New Mexico Bookstore if you study at UNM.  But if you buy online anyway, this is a great way to save on shipping costs, especially if you need your books in a rush because you’ve left your studying till the last minute (Tsk tsk! Yeah, I know, we’ve all done it…)

NOT A STUDENT AND WANT TO TRY AMAZON PRIME?

Everyone else can still try Amazon Prime with a free one month trial. The free month trial includes unlimited instant video streaming of movies and TV shows.  Be sure to cancel your subscription before the free trial ends or select “do not upgrade” once you’re registered for the freebie, if you don’t want your credit card to be automatically charged for the annual $79 subscription at the end of the trial period.

–Tania.  Note: I’ve given you my Amazon affiliate links.

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Page One $5 Off Coupon and Free Events

November 8, 2012 by  
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Book Coupon Page OneAs a writer and avid reader I’m always keen to support Albuquerque’s locally-owned independent bookstores and their initiatives to encourage people to read more. Especially when we save money too!

Print out this Page One coupon to save $5 on any $30 purchase until November 30, 2012, whether it’s a new or used item.  It could come in handy if you’re shopping for yourself, or if you’re starting your holiday gift shopping.

For ABQ on the Cheap readers with a smart phone, iPad, or other internet enabled doohickey, you don’t even have to use the Page One printable coupon. Just show it on your “web capable mobile device” to the cashier to get the $5 discount.

Page One runs a Self-Published and Local Albuquerque Author Fair on the first Saturday of each month from 3 pm to 5 pm, with local authors selling their books, so that’s a good opportunity to turn up and learn more about some Albuquerque writers.

This Saturday November 10 at 3pm, local author Paul Christman discusses his novel The Purple Runner, originally published in 1983 and now in its second edition printing. Apparently it’s reputed to be one of the top 10 novels about running, but what would I know? The only thing I run for is the phone. Christman was the editor of Running Stats, and has written for Running Times, Marathon & Beyond, Athletics Weekly, and the Santa Fe Reporter. So if you’re into running and reading (not necessarily at the same time) it sounds like he’s your man.

Page One also holds the Adobe Walls Open Mic Night & Poetry Reading on the second Tuesday evening of each month, starting at 7 pm (sign up for the open mic from 6:45 pm). The event is (of course) free, and on Tuesday November 13, the 30-minute open mic hosted by Kenneth P. Gurney is followed by a reading by Jim Nye, a military man and the author of After Shock: Poems and Prose from the Vietnam War,  so it’s apt timing following Veterans Day.

See all upcoming Page One events at this link.  Page One Bookstore is located at 11018 Montgomery NE.

–Tania

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Free Amazon Prime 2-Day Shipping for College Students

August 31, 2012 by  
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If you need your text books (or anything else) in a hurry, the Amazon Prime service offers two-day shipping for speedy delivery, with no minimum order. The service usually costs $79 a year, but college students signing up for the free Amazon Student membership program get Amazon Prime free for six months. You also receive a free $3 MP3 credit on joining, in a limited time promotion.

Other Amazon Student membership benefits include student discounts and news on offers and promotions. If you can’t wait for free two-day shipping, one-day shipping within the plan costs $3.99. To sign up for the free Amazon Student with Amazon Prime, you need to verify that you’re a current student at a college or university by providing a .edu email address. Once that .edu address is verified, use any email you choose to manage your Amazon account.

The free offer does not include movie streaming, nor the Kindle Owners Lending Library to borrow books.

At the end of the free six months, members are automatically switched to a discounted Amazon Prime membership costing $39 a year – which is still a saving on the regular $79 rate, and this does include video streaming. If you don’t want to be automatically upgraded, make sure you select the “do not upgrade” option during your free six months.

See all the terms, details, and benefits of the Amazon Prime Student deal, which you can also use to order products other than books. Existing Amazon Prime members (who are students) can still register for Amazon Student, and get a refund on the remainder of their subscription.

I’d always encourage you to support your local independent bookstore such as Bookworks and Page One, or, of course, the University of New Mexico Bookstore if you study at UNM.  But if you buy online anyway, this is a great way to save on shipping costs, especially if you need your books in a rush because you’ve left your studying till the last minute (Tsk tsk! Yeah, I know, we’ve all done it…)

NOT A STUDENT AND WANT TO TRY AMAZON PRIME?

Everyone else can still try Amazon Prime with a free one month trial. The free month trial includes unlimited instant video streaming of movies and TV shows.  Be sure to cancel your subscription before the free trial ends or select “do not upgrade” once you’re registered for the freebie, if you don’t want your credit card to be automatically charged for the annual $79 subscription at the end of the trial period.

–Tania.  Note: I’ve given you my Amazon affiliate link. If you feel like sending a little love this way to help support ABQ on the Cheap, please use the link. Thanks!

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Free Kid’s Book from Barnes & Noble: Ends Sept 4

August 28, 2012 by  
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If you missed our post about this Barnes & Noble Summer Reading giveaway earlier this summer, or if you read it and forgot about it as summer slipped away, this is the last chance for your kid to claim their free book! The promotion ends September 4, and no purchase is required to get the freebie. You will have to remember the books your kid has read recently though!

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Promotion gives a kids a free book when they read any other eight books. The offer is for children in grades Grade 1 to 6, and there are no strings attached – you don’t have to buy a book from Barnes & Noble, or from anywhere at all. Read free library books if you like!

The Imagination’s Destination promotion works like this:

  • Kids in Grade 1 – 6 read any eight books they like, no purchase is necessary from Barnes & Noble.
  • Download the Summer Reading Free Book Journal PDF from the barnesandnoble.com website, and the child records the names of the books they’ve read.
  • Take the completed passport (signed by a parent or guardian) to a Barnes & Noble store by September 4, 2012.
  • They’re rewarded with a coupon for a FREE book, and they choose from a list of paperbacks suitable for grades 1 through 6.

The free kids’ books vary, and the choices available are listed in the summer journal, but titles include:

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked by J.E. Bright
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
Jorge el curioso: El Jonrón by H. A. Rey
American Girl Series: McKenna by Mary Casanova
Half Magic by Edward Eager
The Phantom Tolbooth by Norton Juster
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Underworld Series: The Battle Begins by Tony Abbott
and more…

The Barnes & Noble offer is limited to one free book per child, and runs through September 4, 2012.

–Tania

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